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200 Eastern Blvd, Essex, MD 21221-6903
410-687-5994
Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Crabaliscius

Crabs are excellent, they use their own seasoning and they are great every time. Highly recommend but be prepared to pay.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2014
Sharon F
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Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Mr.Bill's Terrace Inn hands down has the best crabs in town. Their uniquely delicious seasoning can't be beat. The owner Steve appreciates his customers and works very hard to make sure they have a great time there. Karaoke hosted my Mark Bishop is great fun on Saturday nights. They have a great selection of other food available also.

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Essex, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

If you're looking for high-end decor and ambience, this is not the place; however, if you want the best crabs in the area, then you have hit the mother lode with Mr. Bill's Terrace Inn! Steve, Mr. Bill's son, is a character! He "holds court" and is a great storyteller. The crabs are huge, hot, and plentiful! The beer is... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

In Maryland, you can find crab places on just about every other corner. Some places get it right, and some places don't. Mr. Bill's Terrace Inn gets it right. They understand the simple, low maintenance but great quality crab experience. My wife and I have been here several times and we've never gotten a bad crab. Tasty, with just the... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We ordered a dozen of the most expensive crabs and a dozen of the ones that were one step down. They were SOOOO big and SOOOO full that I had a hard time getting down 2 of them. I also ordered a cup of the Cream of Crab/Maryland Crab blend. The seasoning that they used on the crabs was really... More 

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Phoenix, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My family has been going to Mr Bills for many years. I've been eating crabs since I could walk and have been to pretty much every crab house in town. The crabs here are, by and far, the best. So last night, for the first time, I got a crabcake. I've stopped ordering crabcakes out because I am always disappointed.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Crabs are excellent, they use their own seasoning and they are great every time. Highly recommend but be prepared to pay.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

So, after many years of people telling me I absolutely HAD to come here because the crabs are amazing I finally gave Mr. Bills a try. This review might be slightly long but I'm breaking it down into several areas of critique: Crabs - We ordered $75 Crabs, the largest they had, and they were hot, fresh, and nice size.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The mashed potatoes were instant the mac n cheese was the powdered mac n cheese no lie couldn't believe I spent $76 for that. Most of the staff were too busy talking to each other to pay attention to the customers or looked at people like they were doing you a favor I'm so sorry heard they have the best... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

So, let me start with the positives. We were both born and raised in Baltimore and have been eating crabs for our entire lives. These were THE best crabs that I have ever had in my life! They were absolutely perfectly steamed. The meat was firm, glossy, and white, as it should be. Every single crab was heavy, although apparently... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

have been eating here since 1999, met the owner at a Ruth Chris Steakhouse visited his crabhouse 2 weeks later there,s a reason that Orioles & Ravens players eat here ALL the time place is always packed with celebrities & locals reasonable prices,plan on a wait, but it is worth every minute

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Additional Information about Bill's Terrace Inn

Address: 200 Eastern Blvd, Essex, MD 21221-6903
Phone Number: 410-687-5994
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Essex
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 200 Eastern Blvd, Essex, MD 21221-6903
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: 410-687-5994

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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